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coast. >>> "operation new dawn." president obama declares an end to the u.s. operation in iraq. >> we have met our responsibilities. now it's time to turn the page. >>> and survival story. a new york man falls 39 stories, lands on a car and lives. this is the "cbs morning news" for wednesday, september 1, 2010. >>> good morning, everybody. and thanks so much for joining us. i'm betty nguyen. this morning hurricane earl remains on a path to sideswipe the east coast. the first evacuations have already been ordered. earl is expected to move northeast of the bahamas today packing 135-mile-an-hour winds. it's a large category 4 storm with hurricane-force winds extending outward 90 miles. earl is moving towards the northwest and is expected to glance much of the east coast. north carolina has ordered tourists to evacuate ocracoke island this morning. a hurricane watch is in effect from north of surf city, north carolina, to the virginia border. but it is still too close to tell just how close earl might come to land. don teague reports. >> reporter: whipping angry winds, seen from a window
, everyone, on this labor day. thanks for joining us. good to see you this morning. i'm terrell brown in for betty nguyen. >>> labor day marks the beginning of the traditional push towards election day. this year with the economy working against them, democrats are fighting to retain control of congress. with that as a backdrop, president obama heads to wisconsin today. there a key senate seat and race for governor are hotly contested. tara mergener is in washington with more on that. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. both of these races are very competitive. this week the president will make two speeches aimed at trying to convince voters he can get the economy back on track. president obama will try to convince voters this week that democratic policies are working. >> to heal our economy, we need more than a healthy stock market. we need bustling main streets and a growing, thriving middle class. >> reporter: he'll head to wisconsin today to give a speech about the economy. on wednesday he'll visit cleveland where he'll announce new steps to help small businesses. all along t
2, 2010. captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning, everybody. thanks for joining us. i'm betty nguyen. we begin with hurricane earl, which is expected to strike the north carolina coast later today. president obama has declared a state of emergency and folks on hatteras island have been ordered to evacuate. earl is a large and powerful category 4 storm with sustained winds of 140 miles per hour. after earl strikes north carolina, it is expected to move north but will likely stay offshore. a hurricane warning is in effect from bogue inlet, north carolina, to the virginia border. a hurricane watch from cape henlopen, delaware, and also includes martha's vineyard. karen brown is in kill devil island with more. good morning, karen. >> reporter: good morning. earl picked up steam and it is tracking closer to the outer banks. about 50 miles off cape hatteras. that is where it is expected to pass. in the communities of -- south of here, there are those mandatory evacuation orders for known nonresident and they have until this morning to get out. kevin isn't sticking around for earl, e
. the state department tells u.s. embassies to prepare for the worst. two days before a florida preacher plans to burn islam's holy book. >>> and spears sued. a former bodyguard hits the pop princess with a lawsuit and some disturbing allegations. this is the "cbs morning news" for thursday, september 9, 2010. >>> and good morning, everyone. good to see you. i'm terrell brown in for betty nguyen. remnants of tropical storm of hermine are still carrying heavy rains and the threat of flooding today. strong thunderstorms poured heavy rain into oklahoma and there are reports of at least two tornado sightings in texas. an eyewitness grabbed this shot of a tornado on his iphone. several twisters touched down causing property damage. at least one person was injured. a truck's whose rig was slammed into a paint warehouse. the lone star state got at much as 10 inches in the lone star state. don teague has more. >> reporter: a dramatic scene in arlington, texas, where torrential rain turned a creek into a raging river, surrounding a nearby apartment complex and trapping at least 90 people. >> literally,
morning, everybody, thanks for joining us i'm betty nguyen. president obama could soon be looking for a new right-hand man. the white house chief of staff, rahm emanuel, could decide by the end of the week to leave the administration. emanuel is expected to step down to run for mayor of chicago. but he doesn't have long to make a decision. emanuel has only until november 22nd to file for the primary. tara mergener is in washington with the latest. good morning, tara. >> reporter: good morning, betty. well, the white house cautions that no final decision has been made yet. but, a source close to emanuel tells cbs news that an announcement could come as early as friday. emanuel has reportedly told colleagues he is all but certain to leave to run for the mayor of chicago. earlier this year he told charlie rose that office held a special place in his heart. >> always been an aspiration of mine, even when i was in the house of representatives. >> mayor of chicago? >> yes. the one thing, if you ask me what i miss, i miss the contact with constituents. >> reporter: at the time, the job w
of u.s. troops. >>> and without a net, a daredevil scales a san francisco skyscraper right into the arms of the law. this is the "cbs morning news" for tuesday, september 7th, this is the "cbs morning news" for tuesday, september 7th, 2010. captioning funded by cbs >>> and back to work today on this tuesday. good morning, everybody. good to see you. i'm terrell brown. and right now firefighters are battling a wind-driven wildfire in northern colorado. it's unclear what started the fire monday morning. residents of a thousand homes have been forced to evacuate. nearly six square miles have been burned. it's unknown the number of buildings destroyed. sandra hughes has our report. >> reporter: the smoke is so dark and thick it can be seen all the way to denver. fire crews have had to attack the blaze which is ten miles northwest of boulder on the ground because high winds had kept air tankers grounded until late afternoon monday. >> some of the structures lost or destroyed actually belong to firefighters that were currently working on the incident. >> reporter: officials don't
uvando used it to beat his girlfriend a 33-year-old. authorities say the man called several people after the alleged beating as he drove around with the body in the front seat. he eventually showed up at a coworker's apartment. the coworker called 911. then the man surrendered and confess, according to police. >>> after calls from politician and the public, pg&e has now posted maps showing the locations of the riskiest gas pipeline in the state. pipe segments get on the list based on four criteria. first, will there or has there been third party construction nearby? is there any pipe corrosion? has there been any land movement near the pipes, such as an earthquake? and finally, the pipe's age, design and what it's made of. the pg&e president christopher johns says these factors constantly affect the list. >> this list is in flux. some items will move up, some will move down the list. >> pg&e says the san bruno section of pipe that exploded was not on the top 100 list. when the utility finds out what caused the explosion, it might have to change the criteria. the maps on the website aren'
, burning the bible. >> reporter: outrage has already erupted in afghanistan and the top u.s. military general in the country, general david petraeus, fears american soldiers will end up paying the price. still, jones doesn't believe he should be held accountable. >> we're not pulling the trigger. we're not the one doing it. i think the finger should be pointed at them. >> reporter: here in washington religious leaders have all pressured jones to back off and called for an end to what they say is a growing anti-muslim sentiment across america. >> i say, you bring dishonor to the name of jesus christ. >> reporter: despite the sharp criticism and more than 100 death threats, jones insists he'll go ahead with his plans, though he continues to pray about his final decision. >> the only thing that could cause us to change our mind is if we felt really a deep conviction. we felt like god really wanted us not to do it. >> reporter: but the government is still holding out hope that between now and saturday, americans will stand up and condemn the church's plan. and jones has faced controversy
comfortable because we have a lot of other projects and programs this money can be used for. >> reporter: but councilmembers agree the city does have something to gain from the school district as well, while the district has no operational money it does have capital funds so the two entities are partners up for projects like improving a city swim center on kennedy's campus and a community center at a local park. but we are expecting to see a funding measure on the ballot in 2011. coming up in the next half hour we'll take a look at some of the arguments we'll be hearing next year at this time probably. >> okay. thank you, anne makovec in richmond. >>> plenty of tension during the last two hours of a flight from bangkok to los angeles last night. somebody found a bomb threat on a bathroom mirror on a thai airways flight. there were 189 people on board. as soon as the flight landed at l.a.x., the pilot parked the plane away from the terminal and the fbi moved in. the agents went through the plane, checked luggage, interviewed passenger and crew, found no evidence of explosives and did not
morning news" for wednesday, september 29th, 2010. good morning, everybody, thanks for joining us. i'm betty nguyen. begin overseas this morning, both france and britain on alert for possible terror attacks. the threat is described as credible. a british officials said the plots were in an early stage with an islamic connection. mark phillips is in london and has the latest on this. good morning, mark. >> good morning, betty. well, western intelligence agencies are saying there is a credible, what they're calling a credible islamist-o linked terror plot that they have interrupted, one that would affect several countries in the west including the u.s., also britain, france and germany. people are undoubtedly nervous but they also say there is no evidence at this time any plot or any attacks were imminent and the proof of that is that terror levels across the west have not been raised, with one notable exception, that is in france, where there have been a number of terror alerts over the last few weeks, including one just yesterday at the eiffel tower, which police cleared and the area
for nine years she came to meg to reveal to meg that she was in the u.s. illegally. diaz's lawyer gloria allred said whitman already knew that because she had received letters from the fed questioning the social security number and that whitman should check on it but she didn't follow up. >> we were stunned, just amazed and we said, gosh, nicky, we are going to have to let you go. that is our you know -- that's our legal obligation as on employer. we are going to have to let you go. >> we have no job, no schools, no place to live, and for that reason, we made a decision to come here. i told her that she knew that and i don't have papers to work here and i need her help. >> reporter: the other allegations against whitman that she emotionally and financially abused the housekeeper. diaz says that she was hired to work 15 hours a week for 23 bucks an hour. but that her duties were more than she could do in 15 hours and that she worked a number of hours unpaid. that could lead to a new set of court proceedings if diaz ends up pursuing it. of course, the court of public opinion here is a diff
but they have to pay a fee with a fastrak. carpools will still be able to use the lane without charge. that express lane will be between 5:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. at 10:00 this morning, politicians and transportation officials will have a kickoff celebration right there near the freeway. >>> it is 5:06. let's get another check of the weather and traffic. gianna, how's commute looking? >> the freeways are looking very good. very light on the roads. but the surface streets is where we are having a trouble spot this morning near golden gate accident at richardson and chestnut. sfpd and emergency crews are on scene. expect that intersection to be blocked for some time until it's cleared out of the road. give yourself extra time if you head through richardson near chest enough. elsewhere closures taking place. near the moscone center, this is for oracle open word. tonight at 8:00, howard street will be shut down between third and fourth streets. that will be in effect until friday the 24th. so definitely give yourself extra time through that area. rig
, with at least 530 dead. >>> a new book from reporter bob woodward shows president obama's advisers split over u.s. strategy in afghanistan. the "new york times" obtained and advanced copy of the book that, quote depipsts an administration deeply torn over the war even as the president agreed to triple troop levels there. woodward quotes richard holbrooke, the president's representative for afghanistan and apparently says the current strategy against the taliban can't work. woodward also says mr. obama ma agreed to send more troops to afghanistan but insisted on setting a timetable for withdrawal because he feared he might, quote, lose the whole democratic party. >>> turning to moneywatch. most stocks in asia edged up this morning. ashley morrison in new york with morning. good morning to you. >> good morning, terrell. asian stock markets ad veinsed slightly this morning in light training. the neck kay bucked the trend slipping about a third of a percent, the hang seng mostly higher. on wall street investors hope to add to gains. yesterday, the dow rose by seven and the nasdaq fell six points. >>>
of our freedom of expression, freedom of speech, because they are trying to shut us down. >> these are people in gainesville that held their own interfaith service yesterday against the koran burning actually last night. organizers say that their turnout outnumbered the 50 members of jones' church. >>> the future of california's furlough fridays is in the hands of the state supreme court. yesterday, attorneys for the governor and union workers delivered their arguments before the justices in san francisco. the court has to decide whether governor schwarzenegger has the authority to furlough more than 200,000 state workers to save money. there are currently three furlough days each month, which amounts to a 14% pay cut for each state employee. >> the governor's authority to furlough state employees stems from his implied and inherent powers as the chief executive officer of the state of california. >> we think the governor violated state law and the labor contracts when unilaterally imposed on state employees took money out of their checks and locked them out. that violate
to be trying to find the cause for months before it's actually confirmed. but they say that they will let us know as soon as new information comes in on exactly what caused this pipeline explosion. here in san bruno, the investigation continues this morning. thousands of miles of pipeline will have to be inspected by pg&e as this investigation, of course, continues. the ntsb has been collecting evidence from around the blast site, pieces of the pipeline exploded on thursday leaving this crater in the ground in the middle of a neighborhood. the ruptured line was in a high concentration area so it should -- high consequence area, so it should get more stringent inspections. pg&e says the line was slated to be replaced according to documents. now, pieces of it have become evidence instead, including a 28-foot section ripped out of the ground and tossed 100 feet into the air by the blast. it's being shipped to washington, d.c. as part of the investigation. another big part of the investigation, whether or not there was a gas smell reported to pg&e in the days before the explosion. >> we are not
.ñbp &hc& thanks for joining us. i'm betty nguyen. jjrÑi the atlantic coast slammed by a two-pronged, flood producing storm system, headed north after dumping rain on florida, cuba and jamaica. in north carolina flood watches are in effect and a state of emergency has been declared. >> it washes all sorts of nasty stuff off o the land, oil and greece from cars, animal waste, even things that are directly related to flooding like overflowing sewers or failing septic tanks, all those contaminants and bacteria are in that water. >> the drenching rain is, in part, a result of one storm system interacting with the remains of what was tropical storm nicole. >>> late wednesday, congress Ñi passed a temporary budget bill that will keep the government running through early december. with that taken care of lawmakers can head home and campaign for the midterm elections. tara mergener is in washington with much more on this. good morning, tara. >> good morning, betty. well, despite the politicalxd written gelling and unfinished business, congress is now adjourned, now time to face down some angry con
joins us from oakland to explain what happened. anne. >> reporter: well, looks like she got caught in some sort of crossfire. the 6-year-old girl was sleeping in her bedroom according to police when she ended up getting hit with a bullet in her upper arm. she is going to be okay. but she is at the hospital. it happened at this house here behind me on the 1600 block of seminary avenue south of international boulevard in oakland. several rounds were fired at this home at around 2:15. police believe by the number of gunshots that were fired, there was likely more than one shooter involved. no one has been arrested, unfortunately, police believe this could be a gang-related incident and apparently according to the people who live here, there was a -- some sort of incident involving a shooting here about a month ago. the shooter is unknown. she is the 6-year-old girl will be okay. >>> federal investigators are looking into the possibility of a link between a power failure and this month's explosion and fire in san bruno. the electric outage in milpitas affected pg&e's natural gas pipeli
days. forecasters say it's still too early to tell if the hurricane will threaten the u.s. coast. behind igor, though, tropical storm julia, she is also moving west, with 50 mile an hour winds. >>> this week, the obama administration is expected to inform congress it wants to sell $60 billion worth of arms to saudi arabia. the deal includes up to 84 new f-15 fighter jets and three types of sophisticated helicopters. if approved, it would be the largest single u.s. arms sale ever. >>> secretary of state hillary clinton is in egypt this morning for a new round of mideast peace talks. clinton met with egyptian president hosni mubarak. israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu and palestinian president mahmoud abbas are expected to meet today and tomorrow. topping their agenda will likely be the soon to retire restraints on new construction in the west bank. >>> stocks are mixed in asia, ashley morrison is here in new york with more on that. good morning to you. >> good morning, terrell. well, japan's nikkei index fell nearly a quarter of a percent today while hong kong's hang seng w
>>> blown away. a violent storm wreaks havoc as it sweeps through new york city. >>> use hoax, a washington state woman admits wounds in an acid attack were self-inflicted. >>> palin power. the former alaska governor heads to iowa today in what may be the first step towards a run for the white house. this is the "cbs morning news" for friday, september 17th, 2010. good morning on this friday. good to see you. i'm terrell brown in for betty nguyen. in new york, folks are preparing for a rough commute. a violent and fast-moving storm tore through the city. at least one person was killed, commuter trains were knocked out, and roads were blocked by downed trees. hurricane-force winds were recorded, and today the national weather service will determine if a tornado touched down. packing winds near 100 miles per hour, the storm sliced through the city in just minutes. tearing trees from the ground, ripping bricks from buildings, and knocking out power to tens of thousands. >> my used-to-be car is now a convertible. i've seen bad winds. this, they said there was a tornado warning. i
's a crash we will certainly be following. mandy clark in kabul for us. thank you. >>> later today the senate is expected to vote on whether to repeal don't ask, don't tell. the house has already passed a bill repealing the policy regarding gays in the military. tara mergener joins us with more on that. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning. today's vote could be a close one. in any case, supporters call it a critical moment for gay rights. the senate today could move one step closer to repealing the military's don't ask, don't tell policy, a law that bans gays from serving openly. leading democrats need 60 votes to push it through and all eyes are on a handful of lawmakers who could cast the deciding vote. >> don't ask, don't tell is wrong. >> reporter: in maine monday, pop sensation lady gaga ditched her trademark outrageous look for a black suit. she urged republican senators olympia snowe and susan collins to break with the gop and support the bill >> doesn't it seem to you that we should send home the prejudice, the straight soldier who hate the gay soldier? >> reporter: she eve
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